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Public Notice: Salisbury City Council Christmas Lights Switch On Event

Salisbury City Council apologises for any distress or injury suffered as a result of the firework incident at the Christmas Lights Switch On event in Salisbury on 20 Nov 2014.

This is the first time such an incident has happened at one of our events.  The Council is conducting a full and thorough investigation, with support from external experts.  The results of this investigation will be made public at a meeting of the Council.

A verbal update will be given to Full Council on Mon 19 Jan 2015 by IWG Chair, Cllr Roberts and the Final Report will be presented Full Council on Mon16 Mar 2015, presented by the IWG Chair, Cllr Roberts

The Council strives to ensure that all of our events are as safe as possible.  We would invite anyone affected to contact the Council with details

The terms of Reference for the Investigation are shown here 

The term of Reference for the Council’s Investigation Working Group are shown here 

As well as a wide range of markets, Salisbury City Council runs a number of events throughout the year.  Please see below for more details on events taking place in 2015:


Guildhall Wedding Fair Sunday 1                      11am - 3.30pm The Guildhall


St. George's Day Celebrations Sunday 26                        11am - 3pm The Guildhall, Guildhall Square, and Market Place
Big Business Event Tues 21 - Thurs 23              8am - 8pm The Guildhall



Music in the Parks Sunday 21                              2 - 4pm Queen Elizabeth Gardens
Armed Forces Day Sunday 28                        11am - 3pm The Guildhall


Music in the Parks Sunday 5                                2 - 4pm Queen Elizabeth Gardens
Music in the Parks Sunday 19                              2 - 4pm Queen Elizabeth Gardens


Music in the Parks Sunday 2                                2 - 4pm Queen Elizabeth Gardens
Playday Thursday 6                     12noon - 4pm Wyndham Park Open Space (behind Arts Centre)
Music in the Parks Sunday 16                               2 - 4pm Queen Elizabeth Gardens


Guildhall Wedding Fair Sunday 6                      11am - 3.30pm The Guildhall
Food and Drink Festival Sunday 13 Market Place and other City locations


Apple Day Sunday 18                  10am - 12.30pm Community Orchard Fisherton
Charter Fair Mon 19 - Wed 21 Market Place
Carnival Friday 23                                7.30pm Follow the route through Salisbury City Centre


Remembrance Sunday Sunday 8                                    11am Guildhall Square
Christmas Lights Switch On Thursday 19                            6 - 8pm Market Place
Salisbury Christmas Market Thurs 26 - Sat 19 Dec Guildhall Square


A Very Vintage Christmas Fair Sat 5 - Sun 6 The Guildhall








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Salisbury City Council
The Guildhall
Market Place
Telephone: 01722 342860